Washington, DC (November 30, 2012) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is pleased to announce its annual Diversity Task Force Student Essay Competition and Diversity Summer Fellowship Program.
This is the fifth year of NACDL’s Diversity Student Essay Competition. All students enrolled in the 2012-13 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition which offers prizes of cash, recognition, publication in NACDL’s renowned monthly magazine, The Champion, and more. For a full description and contest rules, please visit NACDL's website here. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012. Through this essay competition, NACDL and its Diversity Task Force challenge students’ issue spotting, analysis and writing skills.
Now in its fourth year, NACDL’s Diversity Summer Fellowship Program is seeking up to three (3) Minority Law Fellows to match with exceptional, experienced, criminal defense attorney members for up to eight (8) weeks working in a criminal defense law practice. Eligibility information and an application form are available online at NACDL's website here. The deadline for applications is January 7, 2013. Through the Fellowship Program, NACDL and its Diversity Task Force aim to support diversity in the next generations of criminal defense practitioners.
For more information about these important initiatives, please contact Geneva Vanderhorst, chair of NACDL’s Diversity Task Force, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!
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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal legal system.